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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
259 AM EDT SUN OCT 19 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 244 PM EDT SAT OCT 18 2014

THE BULK OF THE DEEP LAYER MOISTURE CONTINUES TO DIMINISH THIS
AFTERNOON...AS EVIDENT BY THE SCT-CLEAR SKY OVER W LAKE SUPERIOR AND
TO THE W. REPORTS OF LIGHT SNOW CONTINUE...WITH A TRACE OR LESS
STICKING TO THE GROUND /GIVEN DAYTIME HEATING/.

HIGH PRESSURE ROLLING IN AT THE SFC AND ALOFT WILL RESULT IN
CONTINUED IMPROVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING. THE MAIN FCST CONCERN
WILL BE COOL TEMPS...WHICH DEPENDING ON CLOUD COVER /EXITING LAKE
ENHANCED SHOWERS E AND INVADING HIGH CLOUDS W/...COULD FALL INTO THE
LOW 20S INLAND FROM THE GREAT LAKES. PW VALUES OF 40-50 PERCENT OF
NORMAL WILL BE THE RULE FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 09Z SUNDAY.
AT THAT POINT THE LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WILL BECOME MORE OUT OF
THE SW FOR THE W FOURTH OF THE CWA WHERE 850MB TEMPS AROUND 0C WILL
INCREASE TO AROUND 3-4C...WITH AN INCREASE IN MID TO HIGH CLOUDS.
WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LOW END OF GUIDANCE FOR LOWS TONIGHT.

THE NEXT SHORTWAVE WILL SLIDE IN ON SUNDAY...AS THE SFC HIGH EXITS
TO THE SE. THE BULK OF ANY SHOWER ACTIVITY LOOKS TO HOLD OFF UNTIL
THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS AS A STRONGER WAVE AND SFC LOW NEAR
FROM THE NW.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 259 AM EDT SUN OCT 19 2014

WEAK UPPER RIDGING OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING WILL GIVE WAY TO A
SHORTWAVE DIVING SOUTHEAST OUT OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES AND THROUGH
THE UPPER GREAT LAKES TONIGHT. AN ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW WILL BE
LOCATED OVER EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN AT 12Z MONDAY AND QUICKLY MOVE
SOUTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA ON MONDAY MORNING. WHILE MUCH OF THE
SYNOPTIC PRECIPITATION WILL BE OUT OF THE AREA ON MONDAY...ABUNDANT
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND COLD AIR ADVECTION WILL LEAD TO CLOUDY
CONDITIONS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR RAIN SHOWERS (ESPECIALLY OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE NORTHERN U.P.). THIS WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY
NIGHT UNTIL DRIER LOW LEVEL AIR MOVES INTO THE AREA WITH A HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE. WILL FOCUS THE BEST POPS (HIGH END SLIGHTS AND LOW
END CHANCES) ON MONDAY IN THE UPSLOPE AREAS FAVORED BY
NORTH-NORTHWEST WINDS. SINCE DELTA-T VALUES WILL ONLY BE 8...ANY
LAKE ENHANCEMENT WILL BE LIMITED AND WILL KEEP PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS. THE PRECIP WILL FALL AS RAIN ON MONDAY WITH
CLOUD TEMPS ONLY REACHING -2C AND WETBULB0 VALUES BEING WELL ABOVE
1.5KFT. AS WINDS VEER TO THE NORTHEAST ON MONDAY NIGHT DUE TO THE
APPROACHING HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE FROM ONTARIO...EXPECT A TRANSITION
TO UPSLOPE LOCATIONS FAVORED BY THAT WIND DIRECTION (PRIMARILY OVER
THE NORTH CENTRAL U.P.). ALTHOUGH WETBULB0 HEIGHTS WOULD SUPPORT
SOME SNOW MIXING IN ON MONDAY NIGHT OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
THE NORTH CENTRAL U.P....THERE WILL BE A LIMITED POTENTIAL FOR ICE
CRYSTALS IN THE CLOUD AND WILL STICK WITH RAIN. SINCE INVERSION
HEIGHTS WILL BE LOWERING DURING MONDAY NIGHT...WILL SLOWLY LOWER THE
POPS AND HAVE THEM DIMINISHED BY SUNRISE ON TUESDAY. STILL EXPECT
THE CLOUDS TO LINGER OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN UPPER MICHIGAN INTO
TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE THE DRYING FROM THE HIGH REALLY TAKES HOLD.
THIS HIGH WILL THEN LEAD TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES TUESDAY AFTERNOON
INTO WEDNESDAY WHILE THE UPPER RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE REGION. AS FOR
TEMPS DURING THIS PERIOD...EXPECT THE COOLEST HIGHS ON
MONDAY/TUESDAY (MID 40S TO LOWER 50S) AND THEN WARMING WEDNESDAY TO
NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL VALUES.

FOR THE REST OF THE WORK WEEK...THE AREA WILL BE ON THE NORTHEAST
EDGE OF AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN/CENTRAL CONUS...LEADING TO
NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE MAIN
PRECIPITATION CHANCE WILL COME LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY
AS A SHORTWAVE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT SHIFTS EAST ACROSS THE
AREA. SINCE THE PARENT LOW WILL BE LOCATED WELL TO THE NORTH IN
CANADA...EXPECT THE PRECIP AMOUNTS TO BE LIGHT AND WILL KEEP THE
POPS IN THE SLIGHT CHANCE CATEGORY. BEHIND THIS FRONT...A HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD BACK OVER THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY AND
LEAD TO DRY WEATHER AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. A WEAK LOW DOES
APPEAR TO NEAR THE REGION ON SATURDAY...BUT MOISTURE APPEARS TO BE
LIMITED.
&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 138 AM EDT SUN OCT 19 2014

VFR CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE FORECAST. AREA REMAINS UNDER
DRY AIRMASS ABOVE THE BOUNDARY LAYER AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES TO THE
EAST. NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM NW WILL BRING INCREASING RH AN
THE POTENTIAL FOR SHOWERS...BUT BEFORE THE PCPN CAN FALL WILL NEED
TO OVERCOME DRY LAYER. THIS WILL TAKE A LITTLE TIME...SO HAVE HELD
OFF PCPN UNTIL 20Z AT KCMX AND 21Z AT KSAW. AT KIWD...AS BETTER
FORCING TO EXIST FURTHER NORTH AND EAST...HAVE LEFT MENTION OF PCPN
OUT THERE WITH ONLY INCREASED CLOUDS DUE TO THE APPROACHING SYSTEM.
BEST CHANCES FOR PCPN AT KSAW AROUND 0Z AND LATER...WITH THE
POSSIBILITY THAT CIGS COULD APPROACH MVFR LEVELS. DO NOT EXPECT MVFR
CIGS TO DEVELOP THOUGH AS FLOW BECOMES MORE DOWNSLOPE DURING THE
EVENING.
&&

.MARINE...(FOR THE 4 PM LAKE SUPERIOR FORECAST ISSUANCE)
ISSUED AT 232 PM EDT SAT OCT 18 2014

DIMINISHING WINDS WILL CONTINUE...AND REMAIN LESS THAN 30KTS THROUGH
THE PERIOD. HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES WILL SINK TO
THE SOUTHEAST ON SUNDAY. THIS WILL BE AS A LOW ACROSS MANITOBA
SUNDAY MORNING SHIFTS ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR SUNDAY NIGHT...AND EXITS
ACROSS LAKE HURON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. EXPECT HIGH PRESSURE
ACROSS MANITOBA EARLY MONDAY TO BUILD ACROSS ONTARIO AND LAKE
SUPERIOR MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. THE HIGH BUILD ACROSS QUEBEC
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...WHILE KEEPING A RIDGE ACROSS LAKE
SUPERIOR. AN ELONGATED AREA OF LOW PRESSURE STRETCHING FROM MANITOBA
THROUGH HUDSON BAY ON WEDNESDAY WILL DRIFT ACROSS N ONTARIO AND
QUEBEC ON THURSDAY...WITH A TROUGH SETTLING ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.
&&

.MQT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UPPER MICHIGAN...
NONE.
LAKE SUPERIOR...
NONE.
LAKE MICHIGAN...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...KF
LONG TERM...SRF
AVIATION...RJT
MARINE...KF






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